The Aloft Long Island City-Manhattan View is one of the coolest, cheapest, and most convenient places to stay in the New York City area.
From the expense side, no pet fee for any size dog without breed restrictions is a huge plus. Pet fees at other New York City hotels can run up to $100 per night and often limit size. While Woof Woof’s 13-inch,16-pound frame is never a problem for breed restrictions, he enjoys having larger dogs to sniff in hotels. At home, he plays with Pit Bulls and Alaskan Malamutes. The staff loves all dogs and specifically mentioned a beautiful Pit Bull that just visited.
As far as location, it’s near a massive subway station where you could get to most parts of Brooklyn, Queens, or Manhattan in 10 to 30 minutes.
For canine coolness, cookies for dogs are not just available next to the water bowl when your dog steps in the front door, but the front desk staff fed and gushed over Woof Woof every time he came home. He also enjoyed waterfront walks about a mile away at the Hunter’s Point South Park.
For human coolness, the lobby and courtyard is decked out with pool tables, giant jenga, and cornhole. Food is ordered through electronic screens and is extremely well-priced for the area. Free coffee and tea is available all day that can be taken up to the rooftop patio to experience the Manhattan view the hotel is named after.
The one drawback is the rooms are on the smaller side. Ask for a room in Tower B if you’d like a balcony for your pet to get a moment of fresh air.
Overall, it’s a great hotel for pets that I’d recommend over and over again.